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Author Porter, Tom.

Title Archispeak : an illustrated guide to architectural design terms / Tom Porter.

Published New York, NY : Spon Press, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  720.3 PORT MG Archi Ref    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary Widely used in architectural circles in the heat of discussion, the recurrent use of particular words and terms has evolved a language of design jargon. Commonly found in architectural literature and journalism, in critical design debate and especially in student project reviews, "Archispeak" can seem insular and perplexing to others and -- particularly to the new architectural student -- often incomprehensible. There is a need to translate architectural design concepts into spoken and written commentary -- each word in use embodying a precise and universally accepted architectural meaning. If we explore the vocabulary of this language we gain insight to design good practice and to collective understanding of what constitutes a refined architecture. This unique illustrated guide will help students understand the nuances of this specialized language and help them in communicating their own design ideas.
Subject Architecture -- Terminology.
Architectural design -- Terminology.
ISBN 0415300118 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0415300126 (paperback: alk. paper)